Halloween Lies is a murder mystery dinner party game for 16 to 22 guests (or up to 32 with the expansion pack) plus one or two hosts – download the free introductory pdf file. It costs 25 GB pounds, which is about 40 US dollars or 28 Euros.
Join us in a thrilling evening of scheming, intrigue and skulduggery. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Halloween Lies? It's up to you.
Halloween Lies is also available in an expanded version for up to 32 players plus one or two hosts. Ideal for larger parties! This expanded version costs just £30.00 (UK pounds), about US$48 or EUR33.
Or, if you've already got the standard game, and want to just buy the Expansion Pack, it's on sale at just £10.00!
It's award night and Tom Speed's latest film, The Vampire Detective, has just swept the board and garnered five Skellies - for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Sadly, Tom Speed's award for Best Actor was accepted posthumously by his wife, Zara Vicars, as Tom was killed in a driving accident late last night.
Despite this note of sadness, celebrations are in full swing at the The Vampire Detective post-award party. Deals are being cut for future productions and everyone is having a good time enjoying the atmosphere and mingling with Hollywood's movers and shakers.
Is there anything suspicious about Tom Speed's death? Who will win next year's Skellies? Find out at Halloween Lies.
Halloween Lies lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.
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The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a cast list of all the characters, an invitation to send to your guests – plus details of how to buy the game.
Important note: Halloween Lies is an alternative version of one of our other games, Hollywood Lies. The characters and the plots are the same, so if your guests have previously played Hollywood Lies, they'll know the secrets of Halloween Lies too! The difference is that Halloween Lies is written specifically for a Halloween party, while Hollywood Lies is suitable for any time of year.
These are the characters in Halloween Lies:
- Anna d'Lessey – Award-winning director of The Vampire Detective.
- Bernie Newman – Movie star wannabe.
- Bobby Treveeno – Entertainer of the old school.
- Brian d'Lessey – Anna d'Lessey's husband.
- Charles Henderson-Plum – British actor specialising in villains.
- CJ Vasquez – One of The Vampire Detective's co-producers.
- Crystal Beech – Award-winning star of The Vampire Detective.
- Detective Sandra Chase – One of Hollywood's finest detectives.
- Edison Flax – One of Hollywood's many agents.
- Ghana Moon – Award-winning screenwriter.
- Jack Simpson – Actor fired from The Vampire Detective before filming started.
- Jim Taylor – Actor and producer.
- Jules Milton – Manager of Spangles Hotel.
- Kara Montague: – Singer turned actress with a minor role in The Vampire Detective.
- Les Tytan – Mesmerist whose clients include Charles Henderson-Plum and Mel Cutter.
- Lou Dunlin – Respected Hollywood film director.
- Max McNab – Bit-part actor struggling to make the big time.
- Mel Cutter – Columnist for Hollywood News.
- Pip Slater – One of Hollywood's many agents.
- Sam Cortinelli – One of The Vampire Detective's stunt doubles.
- Terry Ford – Character actor who played "Hatch", a bodyguard, in The Vampire Detective.
- Zara Vicars – Co-producer of The Vampire Detective and Tom Speed's widow.
and these are the characters in the Expansion Pack:
- Cord Rankin – Cord is a tough-guy character actor who recently appeared in The Sound of Screams.
- Eden Delmonico – Eden is a rich heiress and actress. She recently appeared in The Sound of Screams.
- Hunter Sharp – Hunter is an independent film producer/director.
- Jam Lafayette – Owner of the Sacre Bleu! restaurant and TV personality.
- Lucinda Dawson – Lucinda is a former soap opera actress turned agent.
- Randy Manfred – Randy is a character actor who tends to plays dumb evil henchmen.
- RT Markovitz – Press photographer for The Big Cheese, a newspaper.
- Toy Shepherd – Toy is a comedian from the East Coast.
- Trixie Wells – Trixie owns a big corporation, TrixieCorp, but she's always wanted to make movies, so she's turned producer.
- Xavier Jones – Xavier is a composer who recently wrote the music for Anna d'Lessey's Blood Red.
How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work
Halloween Lies is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!
Halloween Lies is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Halloween Lies lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. The players can form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and even try to make the best movie for next year. Along the way they may solve some of Halloween Lies's mysteries. Who is having an affair? What has happened to the photos of Crystal Beech? Which script will be made into a movie? And of course, how did Tom Speed die? Finally, the game concludes and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.
Buying Halloween Lies
Halloween Lies costs £25.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about 40 US dollars or 28 Euros, depending on the exchange rate charged by your credit card. (You can use the XE.com Personal Currency Assistant to check the amount.)
To purchase Halloween Lies, follow these three steps.
Step 3: After you've entered your credit card details, you can download your game right away. Also, you'll be emailed the download link and password, in case you need to come back at a later point.
Cast Iron Money-Back Guarantee
Together with Freeform Games we're happy to offer you a no-quibble money-back guaranteed refund. If you're not completely satisfied with Halloween Lies, just please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.
And please remember that if you buy Halloween Lies, you are buying it from Freeform Games LLP. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.